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County Agriculture Educator in Nicollet County

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  • Nitrogen Smart Training
    Learn the fundamentals for maximizing economic return on nitrogen investment and minimizing nitrogen losses.
  • Beef home study courses available through Extension
    The University of Minnesota Extension Beef Team offers two online home study courses in 2016.
  • Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification
    Farmers with Private Pesticide Applicator (PPA) Permits that expire on March 1, 2016 should have received a postcard from MN Department of Agriculture and soon can expect a University of Minnesota Extension flyer about renewal workshops that have been scheduled from the middle of January to the end of February around the state.
  • 2016 Rice County Horticulture Day
    Gardening in Harmony with Nature
  • Marketing Training for Grain Producers
    The Minnesota Master Marketer Program, six days of intensive marketing training for grain producers, is returning to Mankato in January, February and March of 2016.
  • 2015 Nicollet County Land Rent Survey Results Available
    "The 2015 Land Rent Survey for Nicollet County was conducted in November 2015 and serves as tool to observe trends in local land rent prices. During this period of lower market prices, it is important for landowners and tenants to develop fair rental agreements in order to protect their operations and profit potential. 111 land owners anonymously responded by stating their township and acreage, 2015 cash rent, 2016 cash rent and percent of parcel with adequate drainage. Survey results totaled 19,722.25 acres with a 2015 average rent of $241.13 and a 2016 acreage rent of $235.27; a 2.62% decrease in rent value from 2015-2016."
  • Dairy Series
    A series of monthly Dairy seminars will be held throughout the area beginning December 10, 2015 and running through March 31, 2016.
  • Preserve Your Harvest
    Explore the University of Minnesota Extension Food Safety website to find information when preserving food.
  • Crunching Corn and Soybean Budgets 2016
    The 2016 corn and soybean budgets look unprofitable at projected input costs and current market prices available. Farmer breakeven prices necessary to cover input costs and living expenses are in the $4.50 to $5.00 range for corn and $11.50 to $12.50 range for soybeans for 2016. For further information, read this article.
  • Farmland and mentor matching website launched by MDA
    The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) announces the creation of Minnesota Farm Link, a web-based tool designed to link farmers and farmland.

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